Podcaster Can't Cite 'Truth' To Fight Bitcoin Libel Case

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 8, 2021, 7:34 PM BST) -- A London judge ruled Friday that a podcaster being sued for libel by the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin couldn't allege the computer scientist can't back up claims of being the cryptocurrency's creator, saying he had already abandoned "truth" as a defense.

A High Court judge has told podcaster Peter McCormack that he would have to limit his defense to assertions that his public remarks did not cause the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin to suffer serious harm, distress or embarrassment. (iStock) On Friday, High Court Judge Julian Knowles noted that podcaster Peter McCormack previously told the court that due to the cost of...

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